The Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council, in partnership with 92129 Magazine, invites students in elementary, middle, and high school to submit essays on the topic “PQ Youth Volunteers!” Your essay should describe one specific volunteer experience in PQ, what it means to you, and how it makes PQ a better place to call home.

Length: 100-500 words

Deadline: November 15

All Entries Must Include:

  • Author’s name
  • Grade level and school
  • Email address

Authors agree to allow 92129 Magazine and the PQ Town Council to print, display, and quote from the submitted essays.


Three winning essays (one from each grade level category) will be printed in 92129 Magazine’s December/January issue and on the Town Council’s website. The three winning authors will also receive cash prizes sponsored by 92129 Magazine:

  • Elementary: $25
  • Middle: $50
  • High School: $100

Email entries and questions to and learn more at